I’ve been using Clip Studio and a Surface Pro 4 to do life drawing sketches for about half a year now. I really like the combination. I thought I it was time to share my thoughts on both the tablet and the software with a mini review on each.
I’ve been working on sketching and painting people from Reddit Gets Drawn. If you don’t know about it, it’s an online community where people post photos of themselves, their family member, or close friends and other members attempt to draw them. It provides an almost limitless supply of reference photos to draw from and you get a warm fuzzy feeling from the knowledge that you’re doing some nice for strangers on the internet. There’s a weekly list of favourites picked by the mods so there’s an incentive to really push your game. It’s a good way to challenge yourself at drawing and it’s really interesting to see what other members do with the same reference photo.
You can check out all my submissions along with the reference photos they were based off here.
In my pursuit of understanding the human form more, I’ve decided to give life drawing another shot. Here I’ve tried a few construction techniques to improve the accuracy of the shapes.